Saturday, September 30, 2017

First Fire

It's a tad chilly and why not?

Thursday, September 28, 2017


So, in the information age, you can watch endless hours of high school football plays on  Sam sent me this link or his gridiron feats..

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Dylan has been a key part of this freshman team in different ways than Sam which is harder to get on film. He is a captain, the starting left guard on offense, punter and defensive linebacker and end. He hasn't gotten as much playing time on defense the last couple games but he is the best offensive lineman on the field. This pictures shows how he dominates the line, opening up passing lanes for the QB. The kid he's blocking is off his feet and about ready to land on his backside in this picture.

Dylan is fast, has great hands and sees the field really well but the team needs him on the line right now. He will get his share of touchdowns as a running back or receiver during his high school years.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mr. Touchdown

Sam got his second TD of the season on a 50 yard pass play. He almost had a 40 yard TD as well but got tripped up at the 1. He also had a nice sack early in the game. The Eagles ended up tying Wakefield 28-28.


Dylan played well in the game today after learning he and Jenna are freshman representatives in the royal court for homecoming. He must be thinking about all his princely duties in the next couple weeks.

Monday, September 25, 2017


Dylan was nominated for homecoming court. He finds out if he's royalty tomorrow.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017


Nicole ran two hundred miles with 11 friends on Friday and Saturday. Kinda an insane concept but she seemed to have fun. Her two day total was 29 miles which was the most of any of the 12 teammates.


The little Giants got their second win of the season by beating the Bears 26-21. The coaches learned from last weeks loss and managed the clock much better. I'm proud of the coach Carpenters.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Early Football

The little giants have an early game today.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Homecoming Brownies

Dylan and Jenna are set to go their second dance together. He used Brownies to convince her to get this time. This is right after football practice so if she likes him this smelly, she must really like him.

Surveying the Offense

I'm getting some good pictures of Sam but hope to get some of Dylan soon. Sam is a work horse on this team and a captain. Dylan is a captain too but still growing into his own as a player. They both are getting better every day.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Night Lights

The fresh Eagles beat TJ 36-0 to start the season 2-0. It was a nice night for football and both boys played well. Sam had a few receptions and an interception. The team is looking good.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Nicole ran the Navy/Air Force half marathon this morning. She's been laying around doing nothing all afternoon.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

First Touchdown

Sam caught a 10 yard pass thrown by Lucas for his first high school touchdown. The Eagles beat McLean 32-28.


Dylan's first of a couple punts the other night. He handled some less than perfect snaps well and got the kicks off.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Game

The Eagles won 32-27 with Sam catching 3 passes and scoring a touchdown. He also caused a fumble which the Eagles recovered. He also kicked off and had some deep kicks after a shaky first kick. Dylan punted well and had a few tackles before going out with an ankle injury. He will be fine.

Saturday, September 09, 2017


I'd pay a lot of money to know what I was thinking when Uncle Tom took this picture some 40 years ago.


The little Giants played their first game of the season and the boys did a great job helping them have fun and win the game. They both seem to really like this coaching thing. I hope they have a great season.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Children in Bloom

The boys and their friend Jacob at the show.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Rock Show

Great set by the crows but I missed Match Box 20 because we were all chatting back stage. Always good to see AD.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

September Gurls

The title of this post is a great Big Star song.  Listen to it if you'd like.

Jenna's birthday is in the next couple days and dylan baked this nice cake and hooked her up with an Echo dot and wifi light bulb. His idea since she liked his Echo/light bulb set up. 

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